Just 10 minutes outside Providence is a nice little 2 mile hike....
This will be an easy hike that should take about 2 hours after which we will have another meetup at Lucky's Bar in East Providence for some afternoon refreshments...
WHERE: Lime Rock Preserve
WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT: Ledges of dolomitic marble produce a special calcareous soil that nurtures 30 rare plant species - more than any other site in Rhode Island. Beautiful ferns and wildflowers grow along ridges of recrystallized limestone. In winter, look for animal tracks in the snow and learn to identify trees and shrubs by their silhouettes and buds. In fall, watch deciduous trees change color and walk along paths carpeted by bright orange and yellow leaves.
LOCATION: Lincoln, Rhode Island, 10 minutes from downtown Providence. The preserve is adjacent to the Moshassuck River and the Manton Reservoir.
DIRECTIONS: From Providence, take Route 146 to the Lincoln Woods exit (Twin River Road), Turn right at the end of the rampAt the first light, turn right onto Route 246 (Louisquisset Pike)Take 246 north to Wilbur Road (about 2.4 miles)Turn left onto Wilbur RoadRoughly .5 miles on the right will be the entrance to the Lime Rock Preserve – a small pull-off from the road. It is somewhat difficult to locate, so keep a careful eye out.
- See more directions at: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/rhodeisland/placesweprotect/lime-rock-preserve.xml#directions